The definition of altruistic is behavior that is selfless and intended to help others.
An example of someone who is altruistic is a Peace Corps member.
of or motivated by altruism; unselfish
(comparative more altruistic, superlative most altruistic)
- Animals can have more altruistic behavior than humans.
- He seemed driven by purely altruistic reasons to organize a week-long celebration of Finnish design.
- Not all the reasons for joining a youth service group are entirely altruistic!
- Were they altruistic acts?
- How do we know it is not our own selfish desires disguised by the unconscious into seemingly altruistic motives?